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March 3, 2022

036: Supersized Lies with Robert Davis

036: Supersized Lies with Robert Davis

Are you confused by all the diet advice out there? It’s information overload when it comes to weight loss. Should we eat low-fat or low-carb? Should we do weight training or cardio? What about apple cider vinegar and intermittent fasting? It’s hard to know what to do when there are so many “experts” advocating for different methods of weight loss that all seem to contradict each other.

In this episode of the Mindful Weight Loss podcast, I chat with Robert Davis, author of the timely book, Supersized Lies: How myths about weight loss are keeping as fat – and the truth about what really works. We break it all down for you, busting the weight loss myths by sharing what the science actually says.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to interpret studies you read about in popular media
  • The final answer to the low-carb vs low-fat debate
  • The role of “superfoods” in weight loss
  • How movement fits into weight loss
  • What your ideal weight really is

Robert is in the unique position of being both a scientist and a journalist. He dissects the science behind popular health claims as The Healthy Skeptic. You can read more about him here:


I highly recommend his book Supersized Lies and you can find it HERE.




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Robert J Davis

Robert J. Davis, PhD, is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is the host of “The Healthy Skeptic” video series and the author of four consumer health books: Supersized Lies; Fitter Faster; Coffee Is Good for You; and The Healthy Skeptic. In addition, Robert serves as president and editor-in-chief of Everwell, which produces and distributes health-related video content. A graduate of Princeton University, he holds a master’s degree in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a PhD in health policy from Brandeis University, where he was a Pew Foundation Fellow.